• Mission: 

    The overarching goal of ENVRI-FAIR is to implement FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) principles in the ENVRI (European Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures) community and connect it to the European Open Science Cloud. ENVRI-FAIR targets the development and implementation of both technical frameworks and policy solutions that make sub-domain boundaries irrelevant for environmental scientists and prepare Earth system science for the new Open Science paradigm and truly interdisciplinary science.

  • Collaboration with Blue-Cloud: 

    Connecting Data to key European Data Management service providers via Blue-Cloud: As part of ENVRI-FAIR Blue-Cloud has reviewed the FAIRness of data discovery and access services of multiple RIs, divided over 4 domains (marine, atmosphere, terrestrial, life) and analysed how each of the RIs could improve their FAIRness considering services and formats. These improvements are being made, whereby we work together per domain, but also have horizontal exchanges so that domains and RIS can learn from each other and can adopt & adapt common solutions.
    To try out and demonstrate the progress in FAIRness, Blue-Cloud is also deploying domain Use Cases, like the Marine Data Demonstrator which has a focus on the Marine RIs in ENVRI-FAIR and selected Essential Ocean Variables (EOV's). Moreover, work is ongoing on the ENVRI Knowledge Base which documents best practices, solutions, etc in the different  domains for improving FAIRness.  And finally there is work ongoing on a ENVRI Catalogue which will describe in metadata the various services of the RIs in ENVRI-FAIR. 
    These 3 components together, Use Cases - Knowledge Base - Catalogue, are the ENVRI-HUB, which has a prototype character and can be seen as a proof-of-concept to demonstrate the outcome of the ENVRI-FAIR activities. It is fully focused on metadata. 
    Sustainable results of ENVRI-FAIR are then the improved and upgraded services at each of the RIs and their increased mutual coherence as well as the methodologies and documentation applied in ENVRI-FAIR for achieving these results.

    Contribution to Blue-Cloud Roadmap: ENVRI-FAIR supports the development of the Blue-Cloud roadmap from a strategic point of view, providing insights into the EU Digital Twin Ocean.

    Joint dissemination/communication activities: ENVRI-FAIR and Blue-Cloud aim to organise joint activities to further disseminate their project results to relevant stakeholders.